Scripture Alone in the Life of Martin Luther: Augustine and the Doctrine of Justification

Luther’s spiritual breakthrough from the darkness of legalism to the glory of the gospel came because he sought spiritual light in the Scriptures. The doctrine of Scripture Alone was implicit in his search for assurance. But as we trace the development of Luther’s thought, we see how his conviction of Scripture Alone enabled him to … Continue reading Scripture Alone in the Life of Martin Luther: Augustine and the Doctrine of Justification

Barrett’s ‘God’s Word Alone’ is a Must Read on the Doctrine of Scripture

I recently finished Matthew Barrett's God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture. Even at 374 pages, it is a unique confluence of concision, breadth, and depth. I am grateful that God equips men with such theological skill and calls them to ply their craft for the benefit of the church. My heart resonates with Robert Yarbrough who, in … Continue reading Barrett’s ‘God’s Word Alone’ is a Must Read on the Doctrine of Scripture

Manuscripts and the Wisdom of God: A Brief Essay on the Transmission of the Bible

One of the reasons why Mormons look to revelation other than the Bible is because they believe—and assert in official LDS teaching—that the original content of the Bible has been corrupted over the centuries as the Scriptures have been passed down from generation to generation. Because of this alleged corruption, God’s revelation in the Bible … Continue reading Manuscripts and the Wisdom of God: A Brief Essay on the Transmission of the Bible

Where's the (Philosophy of) Science? A Review of Four Views on The Historical Adam

Late in 2013 Zondervan released another installment in their Counterpoints series--this particular contribution offering different perspectives on the historicity of Adam. Since their inception several years ago, I have appreciated these multiple-view books. Although I usually come to and leave these books holding firmly to one of the views, I am always grateful to learn, first-hand, how proponents of different … Continue reading Where's the (Philosophy of) Science? A Review of Four Views on The Historical Adam

Review of God's Word in Human Words by Kenton Sparks

Kenton Sparks, professor of Biblical Studies at Eastern University—an evangelical school by confession—has recently offered his contribution to an evangelical doctrine of Scripture in God’s Word in Human Words: An Evangelical Appropriation of Critical Biblical Scholarship (GWHW). As the title of the book suggests and as he states clearly in the introduction, Sparks situates himself within … Continue reading Review of God's Word in Human Words by Kenton Sparks